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September 17, 2020

"Bill & Ted Face the Music"

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The sequel is finally here after 31 years.



the Guardian


offers a list of the players


to jog your memory.

September 17, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Internet Speed Tests

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I use Speedtest

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and FAST.

Speedtest gives you down and upload speeds; FAST shows only download speed, but makes up for that by doing it automatically: as soon as you bring up the page, it starts calculating.

Speedtest requires you click "GO."

A pleasant diversion (or not, depending on your speeds).

As a rule, download speed test results from the two are very different.

Both free, the way we like it.

September 17, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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Say what?

From the New York Times:

Pepsi announces Driftwell, a new drink to help people sleep during the pandemic

Pepsi has come up with a new product — what it calls "an enhanced water beverage" — to help people who are stressed out about, well, everything unwind before bed.

The new drink, called Driftwell, contains 200 milligrams of L-theanine, an amino acid that studies suggest can improve sleep and reduce stress.

The drink also contains 10 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium, which can be used as a sleep aid.

The beverage is blackberry and lavender flavored and comes in a 7.5 ounce mini-can.

The idea came from an internal competition within PepsiCo called "The Next Big Idea," led by Ramon Laguarta, the company's chief executive.

Driftwell "is entering a white space within the beverage category to help consumers relax at a time when it is definitely needed," said Emily Silver, vice president of innovation and capabilities at PepsiCo Beverages North America.

The brand will be sold on e-commerce sites by the end of the year and will be in stores in the first quarter of 2021.

September 17, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

The Wisdom of Crowds

In this case the crowd is Google's search results when you want to find out stuff like is

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September 17, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Finger Watch

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About time.

From the website:

For the minimalist who prefers their wrists free of adornment, a digital watch you wear on a finger.

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One size fits most.

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Red or Blue.

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September 17, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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